Ellen DeGeneres is a reliably funny, comforting presence on daytime television, whether it's parodying Matthew McConaughey's cryptic Lincoln ads or singing cringeworthy covers of hit songs. But apparently, according to one anti-gay pastor, DeGeneres is also trying to brainwash us all with her so-called "gay agenda" -- and the host addressed those accusations Wednesday.
In a short but hilarious segment, DeGeneres told her audience about a column in a recent issue of the Christian Post, in which Pastor Larry Tomczak wrote that the host "celebrates her lesbianism and 'marriage' in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls." DeGeneres quickly shut down the pastor's air quote summation of her marriage to Portia de Rossi, while also insisting that she isn't trying to sway anyone.
"Larry, the only way I'm trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another," DeGeneres said.
The host then couldn't resist actually trying to hypnotize her audience -- "Attention youth of the world: I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are!" -- though in true Ellen fashion, it was both silly and sweet. Check it out below, and just try to resist Ellen's soothing words and inspiring message.
Maybe she is brainwashing us after all.
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